Leader by doing – Kate Granger

When curating content for The Edge I work two weeks prior to publication. One of the pieces I had selected was this profile which covered the amazing work of Kate Granger and the #Hellomynameis campaign, arguably one of the biggest healthcare campaigns to date. It is with great sadness that I sit here and amend the commentary to reflect that Kate died on the 23rd July. My thoughts are with Chris and Kate’s family at this difficult time.

#Hellomynameis has changed the way we think about care and challenged people to act with kindness and empathy at all times. Kate had never been featured as a change agent in The Edge as her work has been shared in so many places and needed no introduction. This profile really covers the achievements of the campaign and how Kate helped us to learn through her story.

Campaigning in healthcare is important and it takes courage to challenge bad practice and bring about change. Kate inspires us to be ‘leaders by doing’ at all levels, rather than wait for others to step forward. I love this piece by Dr Damian Roland which articulates why we need to act and not wait to be leaders in the NHS.


Can we heal the ailing healthcare system?

This ambitious post seeks to harness the collective power of NHS staff, volunteers and patients as a social movement to bring about change.  Lots of great ideas that will be explored in further posts.

Worth a read, a debate and the foundations to build a social movement.

Fab Change day 2016 – 100 day count down

For those of you who have not been involved in change day before here is an overview and a run down to the next 100 days before fab change day 2016.  Lots of great resources coming soon so you can start planning your very own fab change day in your organisation.

Tweet us @theedgenhs to tell us what you are planning.

10 reasons for social leadership

In the Social Age, only the truly agile can thrive; our role is to help our organisations adapt to this new dynamic, and Social Leadership is one aspect of that.

 This post from Julian Stodd puts together a connected thought process on social leadership.  It deconstructs the powerful aspects required and offers additional insight through links to extra posts.

Social leadership is a challenge and there are many interpretations of what it can or could be depending on who you talk to.  One area I have found useful is to see what others understanding is through a series of guest blog posts from @DamianCorbet #SocialCEO and this one looks at the complexity of the term.  Let us know what you think about the term and who you consider a social leader at this current time by tweeting @theedgenhs #SocialLeader.

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